Mauritius Travel Diary Day One: My Ovaries Finally Got me In Trouble
There was a 3 hour lay over in south Africa. I was up on the flight from Lagos to S.A reading and dozing off and on so I practically dragged myself to the lounge. The lady at the check in desk was attending to a beautiful family of 5 (Parents, 2 girls and a boy) so I rested my arm on the desk and waited my turn. Read:Airport Chronicles: Oyinbo People Are The Worst!
Because my ovaries have magnets, I smiled at the beautiful little kids. They all smiled back and when the youngest girl who couldn’t be more than 4 years old appeared beside me and held my little finger, I almost cried. “You’re tired”. The little princess said to me. I smiled and nodded at her.
“I’m so so sorry. Botle stop it” Said the mum as she rushed to my side to pluck the child’s hand from mine.
“It’s okay.” I said to the parents. I really wasn’t offended.
After I had freshened up and settled in, hoping to get an hour of nap, Botle walks up to me. Then past me and then back to me again. This little girl made me smile so I asked her if she wanted something. She said “where are your babies?”
Okay, I didn’t see that coming. To think she looked at me dead in the eye while asking me that. “I don’t have babies yet Botle” I responded. She had moved really close to me now and was playing with the sequins on my jacket.
“How do you know my name?” She asked.
“I heard your mummy say it”
Botle looked up at me, not so surprised. “I have a secret”
I leaned in towards her. “Tell me”
“You are going to have babies soon” She whispered in my ear. I looked at her, she looked back at me, she was serious.
My chest! My ovaries! My head! I didn’t know which one pulsated faster.
“Thank you Botle”. I said while I looked around for her mum. I saw her not too far away, of course she was watching us like a hawk. I then took her hand and led her to her parents. Her mum said “Did she tell you the secret?” I answered in the affirmative and then smiled.
She smiled back at me and said “She sees visions.”
Okay this is getting scary.
I couldn’t go back to sleep afterwards.
At this particular juncture, I will not be hugging just any man, I don’t want to “catch pregnancy” MISTAKENLY.
This post was originally posted on the 21st of August 2017.